January 11, 2006

Pre-game reception set for Feb. 14 in Peoria

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Alumni and friends of Southern Illinois University Carbondale are invited to a reception prior to the SIU men's basketball game Feb. 14 in Peoria. The group will gather at 5:30 p.m. in the Cheminee Room of the Hotel Pere Marquette. SIU's game against Bradley follows at 7:35 p.m. in Carver Arena, Peoria Civic Center.

The reception menu includes hors d'oeuvres, deli meat and cheese, corn tortilla chips and salsa, with a cash bar. Attendees can pick up their game tickets at the reception.

Cost to attend the reception and game is $22 per person for SIU Alumni Association members; $25 for nonmembers. Reception-only tickets are $14 for members; $18 for nonmembers. Orders must be received by Feb. 8.

SIU Alumni Association membership dues support this program. Alumni, students and friends of SIUC are eligible to join the Association. To make reservations for the pre-game reception or become a dues-paying member of the Association, visit siualumni.com or call 618/453-2408.

Building relationships among the University and its students and graduates is one of the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.